Health and Society: Critical Perspectives

Paperback | March 15, 2016

byEdited by James Gillett, Gavin J. Andrews, Mat Savelli

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Current and comprehensive, Health and Society brings together fourteen original chapters to provide a compelling interdisciplinary introduction to the field of health studies. Exploring the social, cultural, political, and cultural dimensions of health, illness, and health care, this textencourages students to examine how health and health care are socially and culturally constructed; what ideologies, principles, and powers underpin health and healthcare; and the future health challenges we face as a society.

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Current and comprehensive, Health and Society brings together fourteen original chapters to provide a compelling interdisciplinary introduction to the field of health studies. Exploring the social, cultural, political, and cultural dimensions of health, illness, and health care, this textencourages students to examine how health and h...

James Gillett is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Health, Aging, and Society at McMaster University. A sociologist by training, his current research and teaching interests are in the cultural representations of health and illness and the approaches that people take toward their health and health care. An experience...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.41 inPublished:March 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199015279

ISBN - 13:9780199015276

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Table of Contents

Blake Poland and Pascale Lehoux: ForewordPart One: Introduction and Overview1. Gavin J. Andrews, James Gillett, and Geraldine Voros: Introduction to Critical Health Studies2. Amanda Grenier, Gavin J. Andrews, Mat Savelli, and James Gillett: Disciplinarity in Health StudiesPart Two: Society, Health, and Illness3. Dorothy Pawluch: Health as a Social Construction4. Raza Mirza: Cultures and Meanings of Health5. James Gillett and Mat Savelli: Identity, Intersectionality, and Health6. Chelsea Gabel: Politics, Social Justice, and Health7. Leigh-Anne Gillespie and James Gillett: Globalization and HealthPart Three: Health Care Paradigms, Systems, and Policies8. Elena Neiterman: Modern Biomedical Culture9. Michel Grignon: Health Care Systems: Public and Private10. Anthony Lombardo: Social Determinants of Health11. Yvonne LeBlanc: The Re-emergence of Other Healing Paradigms12. Mat Savelli: Consumerism, Health, and Health CarePart Four: Future Challenges and Directions13. Joshua Evans: Technology14. Elizabeth Peter, James Gillett, and Mat Savelli: Ethical Issues in Health and Health Care

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"The major strength of this text is its commitment to a critical social science perspective. The book also does a wonderful job of explaining precisely what a critical approach to health actually is." --Dr. Suzanne R. Sicchia, University of Toronto, Scarborough